Alo mentor! Alo mentor! Our trip is paused;
Alo mentor, your wish instigated my desire;
I blew up myself more and more, to make you outstanding;
But, you saw yearning!
Alo mentor, your powwow instigated my confidence;
I flew fearlessly, to outshine for you;
But, you saw endurance!
Alo mentor, your words instigated my desire to grow;
I contributed tirelessly, to be treated equally;
But, you saw the priority!
Alo mentor, your invitation instigated my vanity;
I was embarrassed carelessly, to be greeted like a mentor;
But, you saw a parenting challenge!
Alo mentor, your disappointment instigated my anger on others;
I fought vigorously, to make you win;
But, you left me unarmed!
Alo mentor, your reprisal instigated fear in me;
I spoke recklessly, to make you hear my pain;
But, you safeguarded yourself!
Alo mentor, you may shoot me with your words;
Alo mentor, you may cut me with your eyes;
Alo mentor, you may kill me with your hatefulness;
But still, like fresh air, I’ll embarrass you!
Alo mentor, with your bitter, twisted patterns;
Alo mentor, you left me subtly in the very fearful world;
But still, like dust, I’ll rise!
I’m an adamant gut, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I swim through the tide.
Leaving behind nights of hopelessness, terror, and fear